Eye candy of the week
|By Neal McNamara|
Address: 815 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Take a walk down north down Capitol Avenue, north of Saginaw Street and
Not to detract from the many fine neighborhoods spread across the Lansing area, but the houses that have been built to the north and west of downtown — roughly between Old Town, Delta Township and the Grand River — are, for the most part, spectacular.
This home, on Capitol Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Madison Street, just north of Lansing Community College, stands out especially (some of its neighbors include rather bland one- two-story office buildings).
This shape of the home’s roofs almost resembles the turrets of a castle, but its yellow paint job is reminiscent of a humble Colonial era home. Though the house could do with a bit of landscaping, and the front porch addition may have been a misstep, the house stands out among its neighbors as an interesting specimen in an already well-appointed neighborhood.
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